April 2, 2004, Vladimir Slivyak, co-chairman, Ecodefense (Moscow/Russia) and Ada Amon, director, Energy Club (Budapest/Hungary) submitted an

OPEN LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF HUNGARY

The environmentalists protested against negotiatians of the Hungarian and the Russian government to come to an agreement on the issue of transportation of spent nuclear fuel from Hungary to Russia for storage and reprocessing. This decision was due to be taken before Hungary joins the European Union, in order to avoid stricter control rules of the EU related to nuclear waste storage in member states.

Russian and Hungarian environmental organisations are in strong opposition to the proposed transportation and demanded to introduce a ban for nuclear transportation as the European Commission suggested earlier.

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